Peugeot 208 review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Peugeot 208 dashboard - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 dashboard - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 infotainment system - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 side - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front studio - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear studio - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 boot - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 dashboard - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 infotainment system - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 side - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front studio - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 rear studio - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 front seats - blue 69-plate car
  • Peugeot 208 boot - blue 69-plate car
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

Unconventionally, you’re supposed to view the Peugeot 208's iCockpit digital instruments (the speedo, rev counter etc) by looking over, rather than through, the steering wheel. Peugeot has tried to make it easier by shrinking the steering wheel to the size of a dinner plate.

If you're long in the body or sit close to the wheel with the seat jacked up, you’ll probably think that's great. Many will find that the steering wheel blocks their view of the instruments, though, and will have to sit in an uncomfortable position to see the speed they're doing. We strongly advise taking a test drive to check this.

Still, there is salvation in the form of standard rear parking sensors on all models. If you avoid entry-level Active Premium trim you’ll also get a colour rear-view camera. The top two trims add front parking sensors. 

Eco-LED lights are standard across the range so you won’t struggle to see where you’re going at night. On the top trims, those are upgraded to full LEDs with Smart Beam Assist, which can automatically shape the main beam to avoid dazzling other road users without the need to use dipped beam.

Peugeot 208 dashboard - blue 69-plate car

Sat nav and infotainment

Entry-level Active models get a 7.0in touchscreen with shortcut buttons on both sides of the screen. A bigger, 10.0in touchscreen with sat-nav is available as an option with Allure Premium trim and comes as standard on GT and GT Premium.

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